Tottenham Preview vs Leicester (A)

Tottenham will be hoping for a victory over Leicester and stay in third place.

Leicester City are six games unbeaten but in turn have only won two of those games. Tottenham bounced back after a disappointing loss against their North London rivals Arsenal with an emphatic 3-1 win against Southampton.

The game will kick off on Saturday at the unusual time of 7:45pm.

Leicester Report:

  • Jonny Evans and Daniel Amartey are the confirmed injured players.
  • Harry Maguire is a doubt with a niggling knee issue.
  • Jamie Vardy, Rachid Ghezzal and Matty James have all returned from injuries.

Tottenham Report:

  • Jan Vertonghen is back after a one match suspension.
  • Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Vincent Jansson, Erik Lamela and Davinson Sanchez are all unavailable for selection through injuries.
  • Kieran Trippier came off late in the midweek victory and he will be assessed.
  • Tottenham have a big Champions league game against Barcelona in midweek and they could be expected to rest a few for the game at KingPower Stadium.

If I was Poch;

GK: Lloris

RB: Trippier

CB: Alderweireld

CB: Foyth

LB: Davies

CDM: Dier

CDM: Eriksen

RM: Son

CAM: Alli

LM: Lucas

ST: Kane

GOODWIN’S PREDICTION:

This could be a very difficult game for Tottenham Hotspur. Pochettino will hope that his players are up for the game rather than being fully concentrated on the game midweek against Barcelona. Don’t be surprised if a few of the star players are rested. I would hope that they don’t weaken their team for Saturday too much and make sure they get three points.

Leicester City have improved impressively at the back and Claude Puel seems to have finally got his stamp on the team. His team at Southampton rarely let goals in and were always good at holding on to leads against their opponents. In the last six games, Leicester have only conceded three goals but their defensive resolve will be tested against a young and vibrant Spurs attack.

On the other hand, Spurs have been unreal away from home this season, winning seven of their nine away games and I’m expecting there to be lots of goals and this could be a real entertaining game for the neutrals. I’m going to go for a win for Tottenham but I don’t think it will be convincing!

Leicester 2-3 Tottenham

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